Poplar Bluff man killed in head-on crash

Poplar Bluff man killed in head-on crash

BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - One man was killed and another seriously injured in a head-on crash in Butler County Friday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, it happened around 7:40 a.m. on Highway 53, about a half mile south of Qulin.

Dillon Keith, 19, of Poplar Bluff was driving a Volkswagen Passat south when he crossed the centerline and hit Joseph Hawkins, 38, of Portageville head on.

Keith was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Brian Fugate.

Hawkins was taken by Air Evac to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries, according to the crash report.

This sit he third deadly crash that Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop E has worked so far in 2016.

Troop E serves Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne counties in Southeast Missouri.

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